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From mainstream left to mainstream right, the media deluge of Donald Trump postmortems share the assumption that 45 represented a departure, deviation or innovation from the comportment and policies of previous American heads of state. True, he was the first man elected president without political or military experience. And as I have previously observed, the former president revolutionized campaigning by relying on social media instead of big travel budget and ad-libbing rather than repeating a pre-packaged stump speech.

But there was nothing new about the way he governed.

In policy, even with his vicious tone, Trump was a typical Republican president. Gerald Ford told New York City to drop dead. Ronald Reagan called Blacks “welfare queens” and dog-whistled to the Ku Klux Klan. George W. Bush legalized torture. Nothing Trump did was worse than those. In some respects, Trump wasn’t much worse from Democrats.

Trump’s low approval ratings following his second impeachment, for his Jan. 6 coup d’etat attempt, and the revulsion most Americans currently feel for him give us a rare opportunity to acknowledge an ugly truth. Our nation’s political culture is toxic and has been for a long time; we tend to elevate politicians who reflect our basest and coarsest inclinations. In this respect, Trump was the perfect president for us.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump shocked many of us by gleefully encouraging violence, as when he offered to pay the legal bills of a MAGA-head who beat up a liberal protester. He continued to spew bloodthirsty rhetoric throughout his four years in office (like when he implored cops to not “be too nice” to suspects), up to and including the day of the Capitol riot that left five people dead. The politics of degeneracy.

Yet Biden is no improvement. He’s a continuation.

You don’t get admitted to the ruling classes unless you pledge fealty to the might-makes-right politics of American empire. So when a technocrat in a nation with a smidge of respect for the rule of law might soft pedal or deny involvement in a brazenly illegal political assassination for which he ought to spend the rest of his life in prison, dirtbag American leaders brag about fomenting murder. “If you are looking for a bumper sticker to sum up how President Obama has handled what we inherited, it’s pretty simple,” then-Vice President Biden smirked during Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. “Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”

That followed then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s disgusting reaction to the murder of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi. “We came; we saw; he died,” she cackled after viewing the dictator being sodomized by a bayonet wielded by a U.S. ally after his convoy was blown up by a U.S. drone missile.

At a September presidential debate, Biden hypocritically accused Trump of using “racist … dog-whistle” language. The new president has a long history of spewing similar verbiage while arguing for right-wing legislation that destroyed Black lives. “We must take back the streets,” Biden said, sounding like Charles Bronson in “Death Wish,” while fighting for his infamously racist 1994 crime bill. “It doesn’t matter whether or not the person that is accosting your son or daughter or my son or daughter, my wife, your husband, my mother, your parents, it doesn’t matter whether or not they were deprived as a youth. It doesn’t matter whether or not they had no background that enabled them to become socialized into the fabric of society. It doesn’t matter whether or not they’re the victims of society. The end result is they’re about to knock my mother on the head with a lead pipe, shoot my sister, beat up my wife, take on my sons.” Everyone understood who “they” were: Blacks.

It might be reasonable to brush off this 26-year-old rant as the product of a political mind still in development — except for one thing. Biden has never apologized for either his racist dog-whistling or his racist legislation.

Until and unless you recant and make amends for your past, your past is your present.

One stain on Trump’s presidency was emoluments — using his office for personal financial gain. Biden’s actions on behalf of his son Hunter Biden may not rise to the frequency of the Trump family’s rampant nepotism. Morally and ethically, however, selling access to the (vice) presidency is a distinction without a difference.

Trump’s worst sin was his repeated lying, even about such inconsequential matters as the attendance size at his inauguration. But Biden is a serial liar, too. During a primary debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Biden looked right into an incredulous Sanders’ eyes and said he had never voted for the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion. In fact, he had supported it repeatedly, for many years. Typically, he never admitted wrongdoing.

Biden lied about supporting civil rights. He even falsely claimed to have been arrested by police in apartheid-era Soweto, South Africa. His best-ever fib was smearing the man involved in the car wreck that killed his first wife and young daughter; he claimed the driver had “drunk his lunch” when, in fact, he was sober and the accident was his wife’s fault.

Again, you could dismiss Biden’s lies as youthful immaturity. After all, he was six months younger when he lied in Sanders’ face. The problem for us is he’s still at it.

In December, Biden said he wanted to send Americans a $2,000 stimulus check in order to prop up the economy. Congress approved and Trump signed a bill granting $600 instead. Now the weasel-in-chief says Trump’s $600 was a “down payment” — so we’re only getting, assuming that Congress approves the rest, $1,400. (Never mind that single payments are a joke compared with the 80% of salary, paid monthly, issued to victims of COVID-19 lockdown victims in the United Kingdom, 70% in South Korea, etc.)


Don’t be fooled by Biden’s tight-fitting suits, a distinct sartorial improvement over Trump’s glossy, too-long red ties, or his phony aw-shucks grin, an aesthetic improvement over Trump’s ridiculous scowl. In the ways that matter most, back to normal is exactly the same as the weirdness of the last four years.

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  1. TG says:

    Donald Trump was Bozo the Clown.

    Team Biden (the man himself is a wasted husk) is Vlad the Impaler.

    I’m thinking I might prefer the clown…

    • Replies: @GeeBee
  2. Joe Biden had armoured columns of his troops invade Syria on his very first full day in office Thursday … generals and neocons exulting about the aggressive war posture of the USA’s new government … looks indeed as if Donald Trump will remain the only US President since 1970s-era Jimmy Carter, not to have started a new war

    • Agree: Mustapha Mond
  3. What sets President [sigh] Biden apart is that he doesn’t seem to wear a wedding band.

    • Replies: @BuelahMan
  4. BuelahMan says:
    @The Alarmist

    And it is probable that Jill has the dick.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  5. When Joe said – It doesn’t matter … … … shoot my sister, beat up my wife, take on my sons. , what exactly is wrong with that? What exactly is wrong with implying that blacks are the most likely suspects in violent crimes? The only thing wrong is that he didn’t come right out and name the black thugs that infest the nation.

    Although Biden is a scumbag, if the quote attributed to him is accurate, then for once he said something that most decent people can agree with. Of course, that wouldn’t include the Teds of the world.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  6. @BuelahMan

    Not unusual. “Michael” Obama got there first.

    • Replies: @BuelahMan
  7. Chris Moore says: • Website

    That followed then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s disgusting reaction to the murder of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi. “We came; we saw; he died,” she cackled after viewing the dictator being sodomized by a bayonet wielded by a U.S. ally after his convoy was blown up by a U.S. drone missile.

    Obama, Clinton and the neolib kosher Dems simply continued the Bush/Cheney/Zionist “War On Terror” for their wealthy organized Jewish donors and string-pullers. The Libyan war wasn’t simply about the destruction of Gadhafi; it was about the destruction of an entire nation, just as the Iraq war wasn’t about the destruction of Saddam Hussain, it was about the destruction of Iraq.

    And both were done for and by Israel/international Zionism and what has become the neo-American ((Our Crowd)) establishment.

    But don’t expect the liberal coward Rall to get to the root of the problem. He’s spent a lifetime ingesting mass media and Zionist propaganda about the “anti-Semitism” of the right, and Holocaust dogma. He’s been programmed to avert his gaze, same as every neo-“conservative” useful idiot.

    Context is everything. Tell me what body of water do you swim in, and I’ll name your taboo.

    Americans have been increasingly programmed by Jewish bankers, Jewish propagandists and the corrupt kosher establishment not to mention the Zionists pulling ever more of the strings since the dawn of the Jewish Century.

    They even made an example of Henry Ford to get their way.

    Oh, but to the hipster liberal Rall, Henry Ford was probably a Stogy old anti-Semite standing in the way of the Progressive Brave New World.

    What world is it that we’re “progressing” towards? Globalist totalitarian hell run by pedantic kosher psychopaths who themselves are brainwashed tools of self-perpetuating ZOG.

    • Replies: @Mark Tapley
  8. Trump and Biden are both just puppet actors for the fake Rep. and Dem. Parties. This should be obvious to everyone now after the fake election and the fake riot by the paid actors at the capital. Its no wonder that the Zionists and their political operatives appear to be overplaying their hand. When they have millions of cucked idiots going around with the face diapers on to demonstrate their disregard for not only their natural rights but willingness to damage their health and that of their children without even investigating this latest medical fraud that was exposed as a plan laid out by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2010 and promoted by the Zionist elites.

    Nothing will change now that the self proclaimed Zionist Biden has been placed in office. We had the fake right wing puppet, now we have the fake left wing puppet. The main program for the Zionist agenda will be to push the fake virus, fake test, fake numbers and now the GMO mRNA injection as hard as possible in order to eliminate all remaining freedoms and move the herd into a state of martial law on the way to the Neo-feudalism of Agenda 21.

  9. @RoatanBill

    Rall does his level best to make the pedo sniffer sound reasonable (though this should probably be filed under “unintentional humour”).

    But the best is yet to come:
    Those-Whose-Lifes-Matter ™ are hellbent on demolishing their own records from the Crack Wars, and Joe & the Ho will be forced to do away with them;
    pertinent experience they both have … 😛

  10. @Chris Moore

    Good to see that a few others understand that everything going on is part of a well planned long term strategy made official at the First Zionist Congress in 1897 with the proclamation to gain a “homeland” for the Khazar thugs in the worlds most geographically strategic location, Palestine.

    The article you posted about ford is more MSM propaganda. They always paint a rags to riches story for the children but Ford was from a well connected family and was guaranteed success. The phony peace mission is also just misdirection. While maintaining a peace front, Fords factories in Britain were working overtime making war material including airplane engines and anti-sub boats.

    Ford received Germany’s highest civilian award from the Hitler government and just like G.M.. Dupont, Standard Oil, IBM and many other American companies, Ford contributed critical resources to building up the German war machine and economy. Freemason Henry Ford along with other Jewmerica Corporations built practically all of the Soviet industrial capability. Ford built a large truck factory in 1929 and in 1971 Ford Motor contributed to the world’s largest truck manufacture in the world, the 40 sq. mile Kama River factory in the USSR while we were supposedly in the Cold War with these deadly enemies. All of this and lots more is documented in Anthony Suttons (Hoover Inst.) books.

    The Zionists always work both sides of the fence and always keep some type of “Crisis” portrayed in front of the goyim cattle. It is amusing how many dumbasses carry on about the show put on by the fake parties and rail about “those democrats” or “those communists” when it is all a staged operation by the elite Zionists who control all the countries of any consequence. The elite families (infiltrated by Jews beginning in early 1700’s) in Britain were running the same type of political circus since the 1800’s resulting in the Anglo Zionist cabal of the late 1800’s led by Alfred Milner, with Cecil Rhodes, Edward VII, Lord Rothschild and of course the usual political puppets Churchill and Grey who fronted for the establishment just like all the shabbos goy politicians today.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  11. GeeBee says:

    Never make the mistake of insulting Vlad the Impaler. Do the research: you’ll find he was a fine leader who defended himself and his people from evil. His means of doing so were, admittedly, as egregious as they were novel, but that shouldn’t detract from his noble adherence to his duty.

  12. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Mark Tapley

    Ford received Germany’s highest civilian award from the Hitler government and just like G.M.. Dupont, Standard Oil, IBM and many other American companies, Ford contributed critical resources to building up the German war machine and economy. Freemason Henry Ford along with other Jewmerica Corporations built practically all of the Soviet industrial capability. Ford built a large truck factory in 1929 and in 1971 Ford Motor contributed to the world’s largest truck manufacture in the world, the 40 sq. mile Kama River factory in the USSR while we were supposedly in the Cold War with these deadly enemies. All of this and lots more is documented in Anthony Suttons (Hoover Inst.) books.

    I’d be interested in your response to the following article:

    And in particular, the following passage from that article:

    Addressing the first point, Bjerknes takes the tired, old and well known myth that “Jewish bankers funded Hitler”. This is the bread and butter of every shill. An accurate assessment of these lies can first be traced back to 1929, first used by Walter Stennes and Gregor Strasser, who were traitors against Hitler and launched a coup against him; they began reciting a lie that the Jewish Warburg family gave money to Hitler. Interestingly enough, the evidence for this is non-existent and appears to be pure propaganda. In James Pools’ “Who Financed Hitler”, this myth was assessed as a complete fabrication. This was the same conclusion drawn by Yale scholar Henry Ashby Turner, who actually had access to West and East German archives and found no trace of this alleged cash transfer. Mr Turner did, however, find great evidence that a few German steel and coal companies donated to the NSDAP, but this is not the international, speculative “Zionist banker” capitol that Bjerknes insists was behind Hitler. An even more damning assessment of the Warburg myth is the fact that it originated from a book entitled “Hitler’s Secret Backers” allegedly written by “Sydney Warburg”, which as it turns out is a pen-name, and no Sydney Warburg ever existed. So, it is unknown who actually wrote the book, as the author is anonymous. This book, which contains zero receipts or hard evidence, and was ghost written by an unknown author, is also the primary source Anthony Sutton used to write his book “Wall St. And The Rise of Hitler”. Furthermore, I.G. Farben, often cited as the multinational corporation “funding Hitler,” which was another accusation from Bjerknes, was cited in Poole’s book as having NEVER sent money to the NSDAP, but instead I.G. Farben donated to all of Hitler’s opposition parties instead! What Poole and Turner both concluded in their books was that the NSDAP thrived mainly on membership fees and literature sales. Truth be damned to Bjerknes.

    I personally don’t believe Hitler was a working FOR the Zionists, but understand he was working WITH the Zionists to remove Jews from Germany. For example, the Transfer Agreement.

    Really, how I view Jewry is as an international Zionist nation that prior to Israel conducted its policy in a clandestine manner, but always worked towards its own interests and towards its ethno-religious vision of Jewish supremacist totalitarianism. It created the illusion that “the Jews are chosen prophets who can see the future” by making its most reliable members aware ahead of time of events that were planned and carried out by Zionist agents all along, who then “foresaw” the events in advance (and often made a lot of money off of the knowledge).

    Here’s a simple example: ((Matt Groening)) and his team of Jewish writers put hints about Trump’s presidency and other coming events into episodes of the Simpsons well ahead of time.

    They also predicted 9/11:

    The second article attributes their “crystal ball” to the fact that the Simpsons writers are “smart people.”

    Bull. They’re well-connected Zionists who were tipped off about what was coming. They rigged the game, as Jews are prone to doing. They had criminal foreknowledge of planned treason and crimes against humanity, and did absolutely nothing but profit off of it.

    Did Henry Ford know what was coming, or was he simply a profiteering American who adjusted to events after the fact? There’s a difference.

    Whatever the case, one thing is clear: Jewry has a long history of storytelling and pathological lying that they’ve taken with them wherever they’ve roamed. They also have an elaborate history of secretly staging productions that will validate their “chosen” conceit — to the point that even their own lower downs become unwitting pawns in their inside job theatre.

    The exaggerated “Holocaust” and all the propaganda surrounding it is a prime example. But how ever many Jews really died in WW2, the Zionists bare a huge measure of responsibility, if not all of it. As well as responsibility for the 90 million other deaths in WW2.

    • Replies: @Mark Tapley
  13. Trump = peace in the Middle East.

    Biden = war in the Middle East.

    Get back on your meds, Ted.

  14. A Texan says:

    Ted Rall, like other leftards, need to be forcibly sent to Venezuela or Cuba. Or maybe he should be picking fruit and vegetables after we deport the illegals he probably loves so much except in his neighborhood.

    • LOL: Thomasina
    • Replies: @Begemot
  15. Begemot says:
    @A Texan

    Your patriotism:

    Ted Rall, like other leftards, need to be forcibly sent to Venezuela or Cuba.

    Communist patriotism:

    On 12 February 1974, Solzhenitsyn was arrested and deported the next day from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship. The KGB had found the manuscript for the first part of The Gulag Archipelago.,part%20of%20The%20Gulag%20Archipelago.

    It seems your version of American patriotism has much in common with that of the Communists.

  16. @Chris Moore

    Hello Chris: Before going into the funding lets go back to the beginning of Hitler’s career. Even mainstream (court) historians such as Ian Kershaw admit that Hitler began as an elected official of Bavarian communist Jew leader Kurt Isner’s organization. Hitler is pictured wearing Bolshevik insignia at Isner’s funeral.

    Zionist operative FDR stated “in politics nothing is an accident, if it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” We know that the entire Soviet Union was a construct run by the Zionist Jews that were placed in power and only maintained power with constant agricultural, industrial and financial support of Jewmerica. Anthony Sutton documents this and as with the funding of Hitler several photocopies of contracts are provided.

    The following Jewish banks also provided financing (investments) in the plundering operation. Jacob Schiff (great grandfather of Al Gore’s daughter’s husband) Guggenheim, Max Breitung, and Kuhn Loeb, the directors being Jacob Schiff, Felix Warburg, Otto Khan, Mortimer Schiff and S. H. Hanauer (all Jews). Large sums of money were also supplied by Westphalian Rhineland Syndicate (large Jewish bus. concern, Lazare Brothers (France) Gunsbourg Bank of St. Petersburg, with affiliates in Tokyo and Paris, Speyer &Co. of London, and Nya Bank of Stockholm all supplied money to overthrow Russia. The point I am trying to make is that none of these are grassroots movements but rather the instigation of a long term well financed plan as was the original seizure of the Zionist bridgehead in Palestine that is more critical now than ever.


    The next point that few people know about Hitler and the National Socialist rise to power is that after two failed attempts to gain a majority in the German Parliament they only came to power when under the parliamentary system, the minority communist party (supposedly mortal enemies of the Nat. Soc.) threw their votes to Hitler and his party rather than as usual to the Social Democrats. Remember the communists and Nat. Soc. had been killing each other in the streets. So it is evident that this would only happen by orders from the highest level. That is from Zionist operative Stalin. The book Conjuring Hitler by Guido Giacomo covers this and the complicated financial dealings involving Norman Montague head of the Bank of London that laid the ground work for Hitlers assent to power.

    The more you examine the usual narrative about Hitler the more cracks you find. The Zionist controlled media has painted a picture for the masses as they have done for all their political puppet actors. Donald Trump is another example. Hitler benefits tremendously by association with the top notch German army and its excellent general staff but Scott Lively in “The Pink Swastika” and Lothar Machtan in “The Hidden Hitler” expose Hitler and his homosexual entourage from its origin. Debra Hayden in “Pox” uncovers Hitlers personal doctor (specialist in syphilis) and reviews Hitler’s many symptoms.

    I won’t take room here to go into Hitler’s catastrophic impact in ruining the German military effort which continued throughout the war other than give a couple of examples. When the Germans had the entire 330,000 man BEF force trapped at Dunkirk, Hitler to the great consternation of his generals, let them all float back to safety. Had he taken them prisoner the British Zionists would have been compelled to seek peace and Germany would have confirmed control of the continent. When it became evident that the Soviets were planning the biggest offensive in history into Europe (enabled by Jewmerica’s massive aid) Hitler had no choice but to preempt this assault but refused to follow his general’s advice to knock to the Soviet nerve center in Moscow but rather split the German forces into three ineffective and costly futile missions.

    Henry Ford was part of the Zionist corporate network that continues today. This is clear when we look at the use of the standard technique of the Hegelian Dialectic beginning with the creation and massive non stop aid to keep the Soviets propped up, until (Lenin said it was a transition) the USSR was switched around after the war to no longer be our “great Allie” but our “deadly enemy” while in 1989 they produced less grain than than they did under the Czar.

    There was no Jew holocaust just Zionist propaganda. The 6 million lie goes all the way back to before the first World war. The little Ann frank garbage is also fake. It should be mentioned that anti-semitism is one of the Zionists best tools and we see it all over the alternative media. Zionism originated as a tactic by the Jews (Rabbi Moses Hess) in order to enable their criminal activities while keeping their ethnic population under control but they soon partnered with the Anglo Zionists (the British aristocracy had been marrying with them since at least the 1700’s) for mutual benefit. Today is the same. While the Jews are still prominent they could have accomplished little without Gentile help. Hitler greatly benefitted the Zionist program by working to keep the Jews separate and avoiding the normal assimilation while his Havara agreement delivered the critically needed numbers to a place where hardly any of them would have gone voluntarily. Henry Ford and his publications also focused solely on the Jews rather than the Zionist syndicate of which he was a critical part.

    Best regards, Mark

  17. BuelahMan says:

    The last one looked a bit trans manly to me, too.

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